03-14-2012, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by gwynnie
amonia is at 0
nitrite is at 25
Nitrite, not Nitrate?
If Nitrite is that high then that is certainly your problem. It should never be above 0ppm. I would do a massive water change. Have you gotten plants in yet?
The Prime will detoxify the Nitrite making it safer for the fish and adds a slime coat to help with the ich. Rasiing the temp will help kill the ich.
Tomorrow or even the next day you can do a light vacuum of the gravel to remove and dead ick that feel to the gravel (as in you just put the vacuum to the gravel and don't push down so you don't disturb it...takes practice but it works well). You should be picking any gravel up while doing this, you should only see small amounts of waste coming up. This will help cure the tank.
The best thing you can do now though is raise the temp and change the water with Prime.
Last edited by Termato; 03-14-2012 at 04:43 PM..